Change Notifications display time in Windows 10/8/7

Yesterday we saw how to change Windows cursor thickness & blinking rate to make it more visible via the Ease of Access tab in PC Settings. Today we will see how to increase or decrease the time, for which toast notifications are displayed by Windows 8, in the top right corner. Toward the end of this post are links that will show you how to do it for Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Change Notifications display time in Windows

You can always enable or disable Toast Notifications in Windows 8 completely. But if you wish to only change the display time, open the Charms Bar > Settings > PC Settings. Click on Ease of Access.

Select the time you want the notifications to display from the drop-down menu under Show notifications for.

That is all you need to do!

Windows 10 user? Make Desktop Notifications last longer in Windows 10. You can also set the Notifications Display Time using our Ultimate Windows Tweaker.

Windows 7 user? Set Windows 7 notification dialog boxes to stay open longer.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.